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If 8 rooks (castles) are randomly places on a chessboard, compute the probability that none of the rooks can capture any of the others. That is, compute the probability that no row or file contains more than one rook.

3. The attempt at a solution

I just started it by knowing there are 64 squares on a chessboard. If there are 8 rooks, then that leaves 56 empty blocks.

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# Probability and chess

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